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Remembering 1918: Daydreaming Nations – 20 Voices from Central and Eastern Europe about the Post-1918 Period


The first event of the Remembering 1918 project will take place on the first weekend of February in Brussels. 
The House of European History and the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts are bringing together scholars and artists from Central and Eastern Europe to present original views on the events of 1918 and their impact on the present.

On Saturday 3 February, the speakers will gather at the House of European History. There will be public tours of the museum’s exhibits guided by scholars and artists from different countries. During the tours, the guides will be adding their own perspectives on Europe’s narrative and the events of the year 1918. 

Saturday programme:
14:15 – 15:00 Grzegorz Jankowicz, Poland – critic, philologist, essayist and translator
14:30 –15:15 Voldemārs Johansons, Latvia – artist, sinologist and composer
14:45 – 15:30 Peeter Helme, Estonia – writer
15:00 –15:45 Valda Selga Liepina, Latvia – journalist, translator
15:15 –16:00 Lura Limani, Kosovo – writer, journalist, scholar
15:45 –16:30 Pavlína Kvapilová, Czech Republic –  journalist, historian
16:00 –16:45 Arūnas Gelūnas, Lithuania – artist, activist
16:15 –17:00 David Zábranský, Czech Republic – lawyer, writer, journalist
16:30 –17:15 Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland – scriptwriter, director, producer
16:45–17:30 Virva Liski, Finland – historian
17:00 – 17:45 Ion M. Ionita, Romania – journalist
17:15 –18:00 Pirita Näkkäläjärvi, Finland – 2017 Sami of the Year winner, strategy consultant
17:30– 18:15 Adrian Cioroinau, Romania – historian, journalist, essayist, Romania’s permanent delegate to UNESCO.

Tours are free of charge. Book to participate by sending an email to aGlzdG9yaWEtbGVhcm5pbmdAZXAuZXVyb3BhLmV1
Tours are conducted in English. Find more information about the event here.  

On Sunday 4 February, the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts will host Remembering 1918: Daydreaming Nations – 20 Voices from Central and Eastern Europe about the Post-1918 Period, which offers interesting and thought-provoking perspectives on the one hundred years post-1918. Representatives from ten different countries will take turns to present a talk in pairs about the year 1918 and its significance today. After the talks, the event will continue in a more relaxed fashion with drinks and conversation at Bozar’s specially constructed Café Europe. 

Sunday programme:
Panel 1:
14:00–14:30 Pirita Näkkäläjärvi & Virva Liski, Finland
14:30–15:00 Peeter Helme & Erkki Bahovski (journalist, historian), Estonia
15:00–15:30 Voldemārs Johansons & Valda Selga Liepiņa, Latvia
15:30–16:00 Kristina Sabaliauskaitė (journalist, writer) & Arūnas Gelūnas, Lithuania
16:00–...  Discussion continues at the Café
Panel 2:
16:30–17:00 Grzegorz Jankowicz & Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland
17:00–17:30 Pavlína Kvapilová & David Zábranský, Czech Republic
17:30 – 18:00 Lukas Mandl (Member of the European Parliament), Austria
18:00 – ... Discussion continues at the Café
Panel 3:
18:30–19:00 Zsófia Eszter Tóth (historian) & Gergely Barki (art historian, curator), Hungary
19:00–19:30 Adrian Cioroianu & Ion M. Ioniţă, Romania
19:30–20:00 Lura Limani, Kosovo & Elidor Mehilli (historian), Albania
20:00– ... Discussion continues at the Café 

The Sunday event is free of charge. The event will be conducted in English. Find more information about the event and registration here.